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Green Economy Reader. Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability

Green Economy Reader. Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability (Dr.Stanislav Shmelev ed.)

  • Aims to fill the gap in understanding ecological economics as one of the important foundations for green economy trend in the new economic thinking
  • Stimulates further interdisciplinary dialogue, conducted in the spirit of ecological economics, and will support democratic values and methodological and cultural pluralism

State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics.

This book is focusing on sustainability pathways, new economic theory, democracy and institutions, multidimensional assessment of sustainability, macroeconomic modelling and policies, climate change and renewable energy, resource flows and circular economy, regenerative cities, environmental conflicts and values.

The book goes well beyond the Green Economy, offering arguments and blueprints for a complete makeover of the current economic system. With multi- and interdisciplinary contributions ranging from moderately to fundamentally critical of current economics, it raises fundamental questions of value and power, draws on a wide range of theories, opens the eyes for the historical processes that brought about the current crises and demonstrates the value of ecological, but also classical economic thinking to their solution. If better politics require better theories, this is a must read for academics and decision makers in the time of climate crisis. Joachim SpangenbergSustainable Europe Research Institute, SERI Germany e.V.

More from the Dr. S. Schmelev:

New article: Shmelev and van den Bergh (2016) Optimal Diversity of Renewable Energy Alternatives under Multiple Criteria: an Application An Application to the UK':  
New book: Shmelev S.E. (2016) Green Economy Reader: Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustianability 
New book: Ecological Economics: Sustainability in Practice (Springer, 2012) 
New book: Sustainability Analysis: an Interdisciplinary Approach (Palgrave, 2012)